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Chain & the Gang at Dub Narcotic Studio!

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

The morning after Chain & the Gang finished their West Coast tour with a boffo show at Northern (Downtown Olympia) featuring the Shivas and local legends Morgan & the Organ Donors (read all about it at this K WEBLOG POST), they entered the Dub Narcotic Studio to get some fresh ideas to tape, recording with […]


Chain & The Gang, The Shivas Rock Bellingham!

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Late Monday afternoon, I hitched a ride with The Shivas to their show in Bellingham, WA with Chain & The Gang and my friend Tyson Ballew. Their van was full of friendly faces, fuzzy sweaters, chocolate-chip cookies and groovy psychedelic music.


Girl Trouble, Jeremy Jay on Pitchfork Advance!

Friday, January 17th, 2014

The official “street date” for the new albums by Girl Trouble and Jeremy Jay is January 21. This weekend you can preview both Girl Trouble‘s Hit It or Quit It [KLP229] and Jeremy Jay‘s Abandoned Apartments [KLP247] via the Pitchfork Advance website. At Pitchfork Advance you will find the music from the albums accompanied by assorted visual […]


CD Safari: Noisy Pop Rockin’ Debuts!

Friday, January 17th, 2014

The K Mail Order Dept. is offering up a special CD Safari: Noisy Pop Rockin’ Debuts!, put together by Calvin Johnson of first albums by artists important in the world of K and Olympia Underground sounds. The guitars are spinning, rock’n’roll is winning; the noisy pop rockin’ here is likened to being shot from a […]


Girl Trouble Wig Out! Bonus Issue

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

If you were one of the prescient weird-outs who pre-ordered the Girl Trouble debut album Hit It or Quit It [KLP229] from the K Mail Order Dept., thank you! Now you are rockin’ the entire neighborhood with such Girl T. classics as “The Skin”, “Riverbed” and “She No Rattle My Cage” while perusing your Commemorative […]